Dragons, zombies, kings, knights, war and so much drama! What's not to love! This story follows many characters, each chapter is from a different character's point of view. I'm now on the 3rd book and completely obsessed.
I don't know how he does it but he does a different voice for every character. It is very well done and helpful in remembering character names.
Yes, this book has very strong imagry and the narrator couldn't do a better job.
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
It took me a LOOOOONNNNGGG time to read this first book of the year. I have seen the series on TV, but the book is a good supplement. I am glad I saw the TV series first. It helps to keep all of the characters straight - especially when listening by audio. The book offers more insight to the thoughts and motives behind each character.
Absolutely. It is a well written story with every type of story in it for every type of reader: action, adventure, romance, suspense, mystery, fantasy, and more.
This was my first of his performances but, I would listen to others based on this experience.
Perhaps it would have been if it were not so long.
I think listening to the audiobook helped get me into it because there were so many different names and locations with strange "spellings" I would have just breezed over everything and been a little lost at the end. Since the narrator knew how to pronounce everything, I was better able to understand the whole picture and by the end of the book, I was hooked.
First off, I never liked the Lannisters or Catelyn, and Sansa bugged me with her naivety. I did absolutely love John Snow, Eddard and Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen and Kahl Drago. Of course, they go and kill off some of those and let some of the ones I strongly dislike live, which makes for an interesting relationship between the story and myself.
I finally broke down and started on Game of Thrones by going though the books first. After the first book, I went though the first season and It felt like a summary of the book (with a few changes for the audience) So if you started with the show, it would be like getting an extended version, with extra details and the thought processes that go though the characters heads on their decisions.
Not quite a book, but the parts about John Snow at the wall reminded me of Attack On Titan (shingeki no kyojin) which is about a town walled in from giants outside
Roy Dotrice does an excellent job giving voice to this story. His characters are distinct, and I never had to go back and listen to any missed lines. His tone fits the setting of the series, and even voices the female characters well.
The parts with the dancing instructor were good, the use of the arc words "winter is coming" and the Lannister creed, Sansa Stark was such a lawful-good character it made me angry, which is the point so it was well written and all that
Again, Roy Dotrice does a great job on reading this
Roy Dotrice is the perfect narrator for A Game Of Thrones. Believable and consistent character voices delivered with passion and context. A gold standard - this excellent series is in good hands. Now hurry up with the last two books Mr. Martin!
Easily the most captivating and exciting audiobook I've listened to so far (and I listen to a buttload of audio books). In some the narration can be distracting, but in this I find myself completely immersed in the story as its told to me. I honestly look forward to my hour long daily commute with this series as my companion.
Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
this was an imaginary vortex. the story drags you in. If i didn't have a job i could have sat threw the whole thing. narration done very well. Anyone who selects this story will not be disappointed.
Not to many other stories compare to Game of Thrones. it has a world you get submerged in. forceing yourself to pause:)
my favorite part is when Drogo gives Dani's Lord brother his gold crown.
Overall i think all wiil enjoy this story.
Game of Thrones is in my top 3 audio books ever.
The story was intricately woven, but well organized as not to be confusing. His descriptive language is incredible and paints a lavish picture.
Absolutely! I found myself driving home at 35 mph just so I could finish the chapter, instead of doing the studying I knew I had to do upon arriving home. :)
Roy Dotrice did an incredible job. His gravel voice matched the story well.